Month: September 2016

First Lake, A Hike Back in Time

First Lake brought back a lot of memories. After all the trails I had hiked in the eastern sierras I hadn’t stepped foot in the sand of the North Fork Trail since I was twenty two. It was a glorious gorgeous hike but it made me sad for friends lost along the way, for a simpler time …

German Style Potato Salad

There are so many fantastic things to enjoy at Munich’s Oktoberfest. I would have to say the roasted nuts and the scent of nuts roasting on the cool autumn air has to be one of my favorite delicacies in Germany. Or maybe its the apple strudel. Or maybe its the potato salad. Potato salad may …

How to Celebrate a Fantastic Oktoberfest on a Budget

It’s the most magical time of the year. It’s that time of the year when the leaves are all turning beautiful auburn and golds and the smell of beer is in the air.           Yes it’s that magical time in Bavaria, that we also celebrate here in Southern California and if you’re  in Big Bear Lake for the …